Throughout the fastening process, a common risk for torque failures is the operator’s influence of operating a torque tool. Often, some types of wrenches are susceptible to torque failures and over torque occurrences. Inadequate tool or process training, as well as an operator’s decision to apply additional force are common symptoms for quality control failures.
Failures with torque control are unacceptable for many fastening applications. A torque failure with electronic device can be a time-consuming nuisance and with a medical device it could be life-threatening. For a large wind turbine it would be a costly failure. The environmental impact of a leaky oil pipeline would have a long, lasting effect.
For critical assembly applications, risking a potential torque failure due to a breakdown in the fastening process or an unreliable torque wrench is not worth the gamble. Mountz cam-over wrenches were designed to remove any operator influence and deliver precision torque control.
The Mountz TSP tool is a small cam-over torque wrench used for fastening applications where a single torque setting is required and will prevent an operator from incidentally adjusting the torque setting. Unlike most wrenches, the TSP torque wrench is a non-length dependant tool meaning it can be gripped at any point along the handle without affecting accuracy. The preset wrench does not feature an external adjustment scale. These tools have an internal torque adjustment mechanism that must be preset using a torque tester.
Quality Control Benefits of a Small Preset Cam-Over Wrench
- Improve quality and prevent torque failures
- Reduce operator influence during the fastening process
- Various models that range from 10 – 90 lbf.in
- Anodized quality finish with stainless steel head
- Ergonomically designed rubber hand-grip
- Slim profile and light weight
- Non-length dependent
- ESD compliant
As a quality control tool, the TSP allows any user to deliver the correct torque with confidence regardless of task and operator skill level. For larger torque requirements, Mountz offers the TSN cam-over torque wrench. Using a quality cam-over torque wrench makes a safer world through accuracy and precision. The ability to over-tighten a fastener is completely eliminated with the Mountz cam-over technology, unlike other wrenches.
Using a quality torque wrench makes a safer world through accuracy and precision. Controlling torque is essential for companies to ensure their product’s quality, safety and reliability isn’t compromised. The failure of a three-cent fastener that isn’t properly tightened can lead to catastrophic or latent failures. Fasteners that are insufficiently fastened can vibrate loose and excessive torque can strip threaded fasteners.